Tom Schwartz explains reason behind his platinum blond hair
Tom Schwartz decided to change up his hairstyle a couple of months before his 41st birthday. When asked about his new locks by a TMZ paparazzo, the divorced reality star casually mentioned that it was due to a “midlife crisis.” As he entered his restaurant, TomTom, in West Hollywood with Lisa Vanderpump, Schwartz jokingly referred to it as his “Blond Ambition Tour,” a nod to Madonna’s 1990 world tour. He emphasized to the paparazzo that he is a fan of his platinum hair and wanted to finish the summer strong with his new look.
Vanderpump also shared her thoughts on Schwartz’s new hairstyle. She playfully offered to shave his head and joked with the photographer before heading inside the restaurant. Schwartz’s new blond locks were revealed when a fan posted a photo with him on Instagram during their night at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. The reality star will be turning 41 in October.
Schwartz’s transformation comes amidst the filming of Season 11 of “Pump Rules.” The cameras quickly resumed after a cheating scandal involving castmates Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss, and Ariana Madix captivated viewers and led to an explosive three-part reunion. Schwartz admitted in June that he was “terrified” to start filming again for the latest season due to the heated exchanges and backlash he faced. However, he emphasized that their group of friends has always been volatile but rooted in love.
During the scandal, Schwartz, who was in the process of finalizing his divorce from Katie Maloney, was seen kissing Leviss at Scheana Shay’s wedding. However, Schwartz clarified that they were not a couple. He jokingly mentioned that even his mom believed they were dating, but he assured her that they were not.
Tom Schwartz felt it was time for a hair makeover two months ahead of his 41st birthday.
When a TMZ paparazzo asked the “Vanderpump Rules” star about his new locks, the divorcé calmly replied that it was prompted by a “midlife crisis.”
“Blond ambition tour,” Schwartz joked in reference to Madonna’s world tour in 1990 of the same name as he entered his West Hollywood, Calif., restaurant, TomTom, with Lisa Vanderpump.
“Gotta finish the summer strong,” he added, emphasizing to the pap that he is a fan of his platinum hair.
Vanderpump also chimed in on how she felt about the business owner’s new ‘do.
“Come in here, I’m going to put you out of your misery and shave your head,” Vanderpump, 62, quipped at Schwartz as she ushered him inside.
She also joked with the photographer and gave a thumbs up before heading inside the establishment.
Schwartz’s new blond locks were revealed last week when a fan posted a photo with him on Instagram.
According to the post, the delighted fan spotted Schwartz and Sandy’s co-owner while they were both enjoying a night at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Schwartz’s transformation comes on the tail of a quick turnaround for the filming of Season 11 of “Pump Rules.”
Cameras swiftly picked back up after a cheating scandal between castmates Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss and Ariana Madix captivated the nation, leading to an explosive three-part reunion.
In June, Schwartz admitted that he was “terrified” to begin filming again for the latest season after the heated exchanges and backlash he received from his role in the ordeal.
“I’m always slightly terrified when we started a new season. We’ve been through so much with this group and we’re a volatile crew,” Schwartz told US Weekly at the time.
“We’ve always been a volatile group of friends. I don’t think I’ve ever had an argument outside of this group, to be honest. We have a lot of history together and there’s been trials and tribulations, but it comes from a place of love.”
At one point during the salacious tryst, Schwartz — who was still in the midst of finalizing his divorce from Katie Maloney — made out with Leviss, 28, while at Scheana Shay’s wedding to Brock Davies.
However, Schwartz clarified to the Daily Mail soon after that the two were not a couple.
Joking to the outlet, he said in October 2022, “My mom hit me up and she’s like, ‘You don’t have to tell me, but I know you’re dating Raquel.’ And I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m not dating Raquel!’”